Eugene Teplitsky
Managing Partner, CTO

Code monkey by trade, entrepreneur by necessity, writer by choice. Eugene’s experience spans the gamut from web application development to graphic design, with a strong focus on the publishing industry and interest in realtime collaboration and learning technologies via the Internet.

Eugene’s vision for Curiosity Quills Press is to entertain, inform, and revolutionize the way people approach the creation, consumption, and distribution of literature.

When not busying himself with world domination, he is raising two kids in the DC suburbs and makes a mean barbecue.

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Lisa Gus
Managing Partner, CEO

The loquacious female half of the dynamic duo at Curiosity Quills. Part time writer, full time dreamer, Lisa is responsible for heading marketing, along with Nikki Tetreault and also handles high profile acquisitions.

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Andrew Buckley
VP of Operations

Hi my name is Andrew and I’m the VP of Operations for CQ which means I manage the production and acquisitions departments and herd the occasional goat. I’m the person you’d want to contact about editing, cover designs, and new work that you’re ready to submit.

I’m a professional writer and published author who loves comic books, movies, and has a secret agenda to take over the world (shh, don’t tell anyone)

I tend to read a lot of fantasy these days including Robert Jordan, Anne Rice, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, and most recently, Blake Crouch. I’m also a massive geek and am currently following multiple comic book series’ with Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom and devour genre-heavy TV shows like Hannibal, Ray Donovan, Arrow, Dominion, and TBBT.

I believe humor can combat anything. Except Liam Neeson. Nothing can beat Liam Neeson.

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Nikki Tetreault
Director of Marketing and PR

Nikki is the Director of Marketing and PR at Curiosity Quills. She graduated summa cum laude from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in marketing, management, and caffeine addictions.

During her studies she interned at 8 different companies, including a wedding magazine, a local minor league baseball team, and the World Trade Centre in Ireland. Now she handles everything from author campaigns to events and signings and tries to read as many CQ books as she can, though Netflix Original Series’ tend to get in the way of this.

When she’s not talking publishing with the hottest upcoming authors, she can be found in her book nook, dancing, or at her favorite local Top Pot.

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Tanya Yakimenko
Assistant to Lisa Gus

Tanya is part of the marketing team, and assists Lisa Gus with sales promotion, media outreach and other tasks to ensure all CQ’s titles reach the hands of eager readers.

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Clare Dugmore
Marketing Dept.

Clare is a thirty-something author from England, and Queen of Social Media at Curiosity Quills Press.

She runs the Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Goodreads accounts for the team, all the while assisting in the curation of blog content, including guest posts from authors and weekly columns.

She also schedules and organizes review tours for CQ titles, and is the person to go to for ARC and review copies.

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Vicki Keire
Marketing Dept.

Romance acquisitions editor and marketing team member Vicki Keire is responsible for media outreach, and overseeing the acquisitions for the CQ romance titles.

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Helga Alekseyuk
Marketing Team

Helga is part of the CQ Marketing Team, which makes her happy and proud. She can be found participating in marketing discussions, reaching out to bloggers, and otherwise greasing the wheels of the CQ sales machine.

Helga is convinced that nowadays more & more young people seek GREAT books to expand the borders of their imagination. Helga believes that Curiosity Quills reveals these new horizons of experimental and fantastic reads.

Some personal facts:

  • Helga is addicted to travel.
  • Almost the whole time Helga spends with a young man Felix (“der glückliche” - like Germans say :).
  • Helga`s greatest wish: a kingdom of peace all over the world and in the heart of each human.
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Nina Post
Subsidiary Rights Manager

Nina is CQ’s Subsidiary Rights Manager, and focuses on licensing the film and TV rights for CQ properties. She is also the author of seven novels, including Danger in Cat World, Extra Credit Epidemic, The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse, and One Ghost Per Serving. Her debut novel, The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, was published with Curiosity Quills in February 2012. Nina hails from the east coast and lives with her smart and charming husband in Seattle. Despite living in the beautiful state of Washington, she obstinately does a lot of indoor rowing.

You can occasionally find her at the Arboretum looking for birds to do her bidding, or out being a sociable introvert — but she’s usually inside writing books and screenplays, reading, playing Pandemic, or baking. Like some kind of super-villain, she is a morning person, is into research, and likes to take care of indoor plants. Her favorite method of procrastination is reading TV recaps, and she would be a valuable addition to any trivia team.

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Hans Kristian Tjakra
Production Dept.

Hans is part of CQ Production Team, helping make the magic happen with eBook formatting, print manuscript conversion, and more. He enjoys the work and the company here at Curiosity Quills.

He reads mostly science fiction and fantasy. He’s also into watching movies and playing video games. He loves animals too.

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